SPIN’s Local Hero Talent Searc...


SPIN’s Local Hero Talent Search returns with Hot Press

Conor Finn
Conor Finn

03:53 4 Jan 2023

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If you’re in a band, a DJ, or singer-songwriter, we want to hear from you!

As part of Irish Music Month this January, we’re looking for your music demos now.

Email an MP3 with some background on yourself/your band to /

*** Closing Date for submissions is Tuesday 31st January 2023 ***


All submissions must include, band/artist name, band/artist bio and an mp3 of a studio-recorded song. All entries must be sent to on or before the closing date Tuesday 31st January 3pm.


Judges will choose the top 5 songs from these entries and these songs will be broadcast on SPIN across the month of February with an interview with each band and their song.

The public vote and the judges’ votes will be combined, and the winning song will be announced by March 13th and this LOCAL HERO will go on to national judging.

One artist will be selected as the recipient of the overall A New Local Hero award, earning an additional €5k in prize money and €5k in musical equipment, as well as having a single released by the Rubyworks label!

All entrants must be available for interviews and recordings from 1st February. So, be quick!

Email your music now to and stay tuned for more details.


Irish Music Month… Proudly supported by SPIN1038 & SPIN South West, the BAI, under its Sound & Vision scheme. Other supporters of the project include XL Retail group, MCD Concerts, IMRO and RAAP.

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